Darkmagus82 (2302) - - SEP 30, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 10-28-13-
Poured from growler into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a deep brown color, nearly black, with a one finger of cream colored head. The head fades over a moderate level of time leaving a nice level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a sweet milk chocolate with hints of roasted malt and coffee aromas. Some lighter notes of smoke and a bit of vanilla are there as well, overall giving a sweet and dessert like aroma.
Taste – The taste begins less sweet then the nose would have suggested. It begins with a roasted malt and coffee flavor with just some lighter hints of caramel and vanilla. While caramel and vanilla are there, it is still rather light in sweetness, but ends up getting more rich as the taste moves on. This is largely due to a milk chocolate flavor as well as a decent sugary lactose taste which develops after the initial taste. The vanilla gets stronger with a hint of an oak flavor coming to the tongue at the end of the taste, leaving a sweeter roasted and milk chocolate flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer in on the slightly thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly higher side. A thicker body and lower carbonation would have been much more appropriate for the style and would have accentuated the nice milk chocolate and roasted flavors of the brew much better.
Overall - A decent and rather easy drinking milk stout with a nice milk chocolate and lactose presence. While the mouthfeel was a bit off, overall the brew was pretty nice and is well worth a try.
mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
[5311-20130429] Tap. Lightly smoked roasted grain malt aroma. Black brown body with a long-lasting creamy tan head. Smoked coffee-infused dirt grain malt flavour with a long bittersweet grainy malt aftertaste. Full body. Tasty, nice roast characteristics though they are a little strong. (7/4/8/4/15) 3.8
FROTHINGSLOSH (7950) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2014
(@ The Farmhouse, Burlington, VT)
Sampled on draft at Hou Thou this beer poured a black color with a small foamy beige head that faded quickly but left decent lacing. The aroma was malty and a bit toasty with hints of lactose and wood. The flavor was roasty and woody with notes of smoke, lactose, a touch of vanilla and bitterness throughout. Medium length bitter and roasty finish with lingering wood and lactose. Medium body. Ok. blipp (9504) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Draft. Pours near back with a tan head. Roasted malts, medium sweetness, creamy chocolate, and sweet finish. Quite drinkable. boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Draft at lucky lab. Pours black with a small tan head. The aroma is lactic and some light coffee. The taste is medium bitter and light coffee. Not too sweet.
GTown (127) - New York, USA - JUN 26, 2013
On tap at MacGregors. Poured dark brown with thin tan head and minimal lacing. Aroma was negligible. Coffee and roasted barley dominate on the front end with a notable lactose finish. Body is this as a session stout should be (ABV is 5.4% so definitely falls in this category). Pretty decent try from a great brewery. Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Not as sweet and creamy as I like my milk/sweet stouts to be. Don’t get me wrong, still had decent flavor, but not enough lactose in the mash apparantely. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Draft at coles, dark cola pour, lighter to medium mouthfeel. Very little lacing. Light roasted malt aroma. Light roast and milkiness in flavor. Ok solidfunk (9224) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Nice put.gent initial aroma. Pours dark brown with little head or lacing. Slick texture. Done booze in aroma. Finishes slightly sour. On tap at coles. jb (3311) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2013
On tap at the lilac festival. Top notch. Dark and creamy looking. Heavy dark chocolate with a bit of charred grain. Palate is rich. Chewy, bitter, chocolate and complex. A nice surprise.